Born at Manchester, 1857. Educated at Owens College: B.A. University of Lond. Entered the Wesleyan Methodist Ministry, and in 1888 was appointed Chaplain of Wesley College, Sheffield, and three years later succeeded to the headmastership, which position he continued to hold until the purchase of the College from the Wesleyan body by the Sheffield Education Committee, 1904. An original co-opted member of the Sheffield Education Committee. Mr. Pearson was appointed 1905 to be the first principal of the new Sheffield Training College for teachers, to be conducted by the Sheffield Education Committee in the premises long occupied by the Sheffield Royal Grammar School, which have been acquired for the purpose. Has visited the United States of America to inspect training institutions for teachers in that country. A devotee of golf.
Residence: 8, The Mount, Sheffield.